Thursday, July 15, 2010

Funnel Cakes

3 eggs
2 cups milk
3 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Beat eggs, milk and sugar. Stir together flour, salt and baking powder. Add cornmeal and mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, beating batter until smooth.It should be thin enough to run through a funnel(add milk if necessary). Fill funnel, let batter run through into hot oil (I use canola). I use an electric frypan set at 375 degrees. Hold finger over bottom of funnel to control amount of batter released; pour into desired shapes. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with 10X sugar. Eat warm. Makes about 30.

Peanut Butter Freeze

1 cup PB
8 ounces cream cheese
1 ½ cups 10x sugar
1 cup milk
Cream and then fold in 8 ounces of cool whip.

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tablespoons sugar
½ stick oleo/butter, melted

Press crust into the bottom of 9x13 pan. Pour mixture over it. Top with crushed peanuts or graham cracker crumbs. Freeze until ready to serve.

Lemon Delight

1 cup flour
1 stick oleo
Knead like pie dough and then add ½ cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts). Press into 9x13 pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350°.

1 cup 10x sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
Cream until fluffy. Add 8 ounces Cool Whip. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Add 3 cups milk to 2 small packages of instant lemon pudding. Mix until thick and spread over mixture.

Sprinkle with chopped nuts!

Strawberry Punchbowl Dessert

1 yellow cake mix
1 6 ounce (large) vanilla pudding, not instant
large can crushed pineapple, drained (20 ounce)
2 - 10 ounce frozen strawberries
4-6 bananas
19 ounce whipped topping

Bake cake in 2 - 8" round pans. Cool. Make pudding. Cool. Cut one layer of cake into chunks, put in bowl. Layer half the pudding, half the pineapple, half the berries, 2-3 bananas, and half the Cool Whip. Repeat. Refrigerate overnight.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mamo C's Rice Pudding

1 cup rice - cooked (3 cups cooked rice)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1 quart milk
1 can evaporated milk

In mixer, mix sugar, eggs, vanilla, and canned milk. Add rice, mix again. Add 1 quart milk.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350° for 1 hour or less.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flank Steak Marinade

1 ½ cups salad oil
¾ cup soy sauce
¼ cup Wochestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 ¼ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon pepper (fresh)
½ cups wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons diced parsley
1 tablespoon garlic powder or crushed clove garlic
1/3 cup lemon juice

Marinade for 24 or 48 hours.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sandi D's Chocolate Eclair Dessert

1 cup flour
1 stick oleo
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
4 eggs
Bring water and butter to boil. Add flour and salt, beating until it forms a ball. Cool slightly. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Spread into ungreased jelly roll pan (15" by 10"). Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Pierce bubbles with fork. Cool.

2 packages of instant French vanilla pudding
2 ½ cups cold milk
8 ounces cream cheese, soft
12 ounces cool whip
3 ounces chocolate chips
2 tablespoons oleo
1 cup 10x sugar
3 tablespoons milk
Mix pudding with milk and add cream cheese. Either add cool whip or spread it over the top. Melt chocolate chips and oleo over low heat, add 10x and milk until thin glaze forms. Drizzle over. Refrigerate.

Friday, July 2, 2010


6-8 ice cubes
1 banana (better if frozen)
1 cup fresh fruit -- we use frozen blueberries and peaches most often, but other fresh and frozen fruits work as well
½ cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla

Mix in a blender until it's smooth and the ice cubes are crushed.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chocolate Cake in Milk (Eggless Cake)

3 cups flour
1 ½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
2/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

This is the recipe for the actual cake. After preparing this, you can either serve it drenched in milk (like the Kralls) or, if you do not prefer that way, here is a recipe for icing:

4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
Bring to boil, stir until thick, watch! COOL.

1 cup sugar
½ cup crisco
½ cup oleo
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix, add to above, beating well.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Chicken and Waffles

Waffle batter:
3 ½ cups flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Sift dry ingredients.

4 eggs
3 ½ cups milk
1 cup oil
Combine wet ingredients, then stir into the dry ingredients.

Chicken Gravy:
2 quarts broth, boil. Combine 1 cup flour and 2 cups water. Add, cook until bubbly. Add 3 teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Chocolate Mint Dessert

Cake Layer:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup soft margarine
4 eggs
1 ½ cups chocolate syrup
Beat, place in a 9x13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°. Cool.

Icing Layer:
2 cups 10x powdered sugar
½ cup margarine
1 tablespoon water
¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
optional: 4-5 drops of green food coloring
Mix, spread over cake. Refrigerate.

Chocolate Topping:
6 tablespoons oleo
1 cup chocolate chips
Heat, spread over cake. Refrigerate.


I wish you were sitting at my kitchen table and I was feeding you! But you're not, so these recipes will have to do.

I am a fifty-one-year-old wife and mother of four and I have been cooking for them for twenty-nine years. The youngest is just off to college (actually, she set this up and got it started), so I need to share my cooking with someone.

My husband and I have always felt dinnertime is an important time to gather at the day's end to converse and share the events of the day. Our hope for you is that you would make regular time with family and friends to gather around your table to gain sustenance from both the food and the fellowship.